Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do Be Polite. …
  2. Do Not Answer Any Questions. …
  3. Do Not Submit to a Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Device Test. 
  4. Do Not Submit to a Field Sobriety Test. …
  5. Do Submit to a Chemical Test After Arrest.

The Kent Law Firm, APC can help Protect Your Future. As an experienced criminal defense attorney we can fight for you and your future. A good attorney may be able to get your charges reduced, your penalties lessened, or even get your case dismissed due to police errors while illegally obtaining evidence against you.

For legal services provided by The Kent Law Firm, APC we typically accept all forms of payment. If we accept your case, we will work out the best, most convenient way to handle attorney fees. 

With thousands of cases The Kent Law Firm, APC has the experience to handle the most complex situations.  Our time inside the courtroom has sharpened our skills and ability to maneuver through the system.  We give our clients special care and treat each one with professional excellence. If you’re in a tough spot and need representation, The Kent Law Firm, APC should be at the top of the list. 

The Kent Law Firm, APC will contact you with any updates regarding your case as they arise.  We will use your contact preference of email, text, or phone call.

The best way to contact our offices is by phone, email or through our website’s contact form.  

While you don’t necessarily need an attorney in every legal matter (i.e. a minor traffic ticket), there a few situations when it’s in your best interest to hire a lawyer. Probably the best reason to hire an attorney is if you’ve been charged with a crime.

The Kent Law Firm, APC handles everything from DUI’s to homicides.  As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense we have the experience to handle the most complex criminal charges.  See our full list of crimes on our Practice Areas Page.

Although it may seem like all DUI’s are relatively equal, they can change dramatically according an individual’s situation and/or criminal history. Your record, or lack thereof, whether there was an accident or accident with injury or death, your level of impairment, the reason for the initial stop, etc. can dramatically effect your case.  All these factor into time and money spent on a case.

We have handled thousands of criminal defense cases over the past couple decades with an unparalleled success rate.  Our caring client approach and unique ability to work within the legal system, gives us a competitive advantage that other law firms only wish they had. 

Our AVVO Review Ratings are

DUI
DUI
February 28, 2020
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Mr Kent is phenomenal. From day 1 to the day my case was dismissed, I couldn't ask for a better attorney. The process was smooth and having Mr. Kent guide me step by step was amazing. The Kent Law Firm true professionals. 100% satisfied. Once again thank you Mr. Kent.
reduction of charge
reduction of charge
February 13, 2020
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I called on Mr. Kent to inquire about defending my son who had been charged with assault on a minor, which to our mind was a great overstatement for a family scuffle. The name of the charge makes it sound horrible. At our first meeting Jeff put it in perspective, and was able to speak with my son in a calm reassuring but realistic manner, and best of all, to listen attentively and with great understanding. This went a long way to give us confidence. Further, his follow through with the details of the case and reduction of the charge to simple battery was most gratifying. We found Mr. Kent to be very professional, knowledgeable, a great listener and negotiator. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend The Kent Law Firm.
Best lawyer In California
Best lawyer In California
May 30, 2019
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Jeff was able to turn my felonies into misdemeanors, and I walked away with no jail time. He is a straightforward kind of guy who fights for the best case scenario for his clients. Don’t Hesitate just hire him.
Criminal Case
Criminal Case
May 14, 2019
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Jeff completed my case with the charges being dismissed and my arrest reduced to a detainment only. He accomplished all of this without me ever setting foot inside a court room and without additional cost beyond the retainer fee. He also assisted by brother in other actions all with favorable results.
Excellent attorney!
Excellent attorney!
April 23, 2019
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Jeff worked hard and to get my granddaughter the best deal possible. She was in serious trouble and very emotional the first time that she talked to Jeff. Jeff was very patient with her and gave her excellent advice. There was no way that she was NOT going to prison, but Jeff did his best to keep her calm while keeping her family informed. In the end, Jeff was able to get her sentence reduced to 12 years, opposed to the life sentence that appeared to be in her future. I hope that our family never needs a lawyer again, but if we do we will definitely call Jeff.
Definitely recommend
Definitely recommend
October 1, 2018
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Mr. Kent is good at what he does. He was readily available to answer any questions I had, either through phone calls or texts. He really cares about his clients and is a very respectable man. Will recommend to anyone seeking legal advice!
Highly Recommend
Highly Recommend
April 13, 2018
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Long story short, got a dui over 0.25. It was one of the worst mistakes and I was panicking I was going to jail. Jeff Kent is extremely easy to talk too and he assured me to keep calm. In the end he worked his magic and I got no jail time, with a detailed list of what I must do. I was required to do 80hours of community service but I needed two more days. I asked him if there was anything I could do, and he was able to give me an extension. He saved me twice! I have nothing but praise for him! Thank you! Highly recommend. 10/10
Mrs.
Mrs.
March 14, 2018
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He's an excellent attorney he fought my life case like no other attorney would of i was looking at 30 yrs. To life in prison for 23 violent felony counts each charge carrying a strike and a min.of 5yrs. Per charge he got me out of jail with only 1 strike and 6 months.in jail i would definitely recommend him to anyone that's in a similar situation as I was.
Jeff Kent is Superman!
Jeff Kent is Superman!
February 27, 2018
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I was living the worst moment in my life, I felt the world caving in on me. I then found Jeff Kent, Jeff handles your case personally. A unique characteristic about Jeff is that you can feel his presence in any room, no one is going to outthink Jeff in any room. His intelligence in criminal defense is beyond anyone's and when you combine that with his fast thinking you have the top Attorney always behind you, supporting you. Do not leave this to chance have Jeff Kent in your corner with all his force and you will end up extremely happy like ME.
KNOWS HIS FIELD!
KNOWS HIS FIELD!
February 2, 2018
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Mr. Kent made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process of our case. He continually kept us informed at each step. He was an aggressive & outstanding negotiator. He KNOWS his field!
He took care of everything. And coached me the whole way.
He took care of everything. And coached me the whole way.
October 14, 2017
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When I came to Jeff I was in a bad spot. Jeff not only took over my case and started helping me manage my situation, he was always there to mentor and help me navigate the difficult road ahead of me. Jeff was always proactive. I always felt I had the best representation. I trusted him and he delivered every time. I would go to Jeff again and recommend him to anyone in need.
Best of the Best
Best of the Best
June 17, 2017
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If you need defense in Orange County, Jeff is a genuine human being and the best criminal defense attorney you will find. Without going into personal family details, suffice it to say, you will not be disappointed.
Top Notch Attorney
Top Notch Attorney
June 11, 2017
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Very knowledgeable attorney whose sound legal expertise and experience produces outstanding results. His efforts not only positively resolved the issue I had consulted him about, he discovered and took care of a legal error that had been missed previously.
One of the best
One of the best
April 27, 2017
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Jeff was always there for me from beginning to the end. Highly skilled and highly recommended to anybody whose looking for an attorney that really fights for you.
Thank you Jeffrey!
Thank you Jeffrey!
November 18, 2016
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Jeffrey Kent made this process a lot less painful. I was terribly scared of my situation but he made me feel at ease. He broke everything down without making it complicated or frustrating. Thanks to his hard work, he got me an amazing deal and onto of it, the whole process happened surprisingly quick. I couldn't have been happier with the outcome! Thank you, Jeffrey Kent!
Great Attorney
Great Attorney
October 21, 2016
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Jeff came through for me big time. Things could have gone a completely different dirrection for me had I not retained his services. I was on probation for an incident that took place nearly 5 years ago, and because of that I could have been in some serious trouble after being involved in a minor incident which violated that probation agreement. After many months of uncertainty Jeff was eventually able to get the case dismissed as well as the probation violation. He could have easily tried to reach a plea agreement and be done with my case, but instead he fought for me for nearly a year, and in the end he was able to get me the best possible result we had initialy hoped for.
Great Work!
Great Work!
October 10, 2016
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Jeffrey Kent handled my case with utmost professionalism, I was going through a rough time and he kept everything straight forward and provided me with his honest opinion from the very beginning. He got me a great deal and I was happy with the end results. He is well known in the courts for his outstanding performance and has a good relationship with everyone. Thank you and appreciate your hard work.
Jeff Kent delivers!
Jeff Kent delivers!
July 20, 2016
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I had never got into trouble with the law before, so when I learned that I was charged with a crime, I was scared and devastated. After spending days researching and talking to many attorneys, I decided to hire Jeff as my attorney. This turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Throughout the entire case, Jeff made himself available whenever I needed and answered my endless questions patiently and thoroughly. He appeared with me on numerous court days through which he demonstrated great rapport and skills before the judges, prosecutors and other court officers. In the end, Jeff was able to get my case dismissed! Being able to find and retain an experienced attorney who can attain the best outcome of a case requires a lot of luck. When that attorney also happens to be a highly responsive, attentive and compassionate person, it is quite something. I feel truly privileged to have had Jeff work on my side and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone needing the service of a criminal defense attorney of the highest caliber.
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